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Rondnelly
Posted: Monday, May 4, 2009 6:53:35 PM
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Hey... I was wondering why there's only the portugal's flag on Portuguese forums... Since portuguese is most spoken in brazil... Think
Why don't you mix Brazilian and Portugal flags into one and change? =D
Ok, that was an useless comment xD
prolixitysquared
Posted: Monday, May 4, 2009 8:29:57 PM
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Rondnelly wrote:
Hey... I was wondering why there's only the portugal's flag on Portuguese forums... Since portuguese is most spoken in brazil... Think
Why don't you mix Brazilian and Portugal flags into one and change? =D
Ok, that was an useless comment xD


I appreciate your suggestion ! Although I don't speak the language from either country. I have a friend from Brazil, so I learned a lot from her, and I can understand wanting the setup a little more equal in credit !
Rondnelly
Posted: Monday, May 4, 2009 8:39:29 PM
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prolixitysquared wrote:
Rondnelly wrote:
Hey... I was wondering why there's only the portugal's flag on Portuguese forums... Since portuguese is most spoken in brazil... Think
Why don't you mix Brazilian and Portugal flags into one and change? =D
Ok, that was an useless comment xD


I appreciate your suggestion ! Although I don't speak the language from either country. I have a friend from Brazil, so I learned a lot from her, and I can understand wanting the setup a little more equal in credit !


Dancing
TYSON
Posted: Monday, May 4, 2009 9:19:16 PM
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I believe the correct way is : "You have (you've) just been put on to the wrong bus"
'Got' would be used as; "You just got the wrong bus".
Wolfie
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3:57:44 AM
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Rondnelly wrote:
Hey... I was wondering why there's only the portugal's flag on Portuguese forums... Since portuguese is most spoken in brazil... Think
Why don't you mix Brazilian and Portugal flags into one and change? =D
Ok, that was an useless comment xD


It should by the way be, "that was a useless comment" Angel
Ahimsa
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:46:20 AM
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Hello!

As a Portuguese I agree with Rondnelly that there should be a Brazilian and a Portuguese flag, not because Brazil has more speakers but rather because the Portuguese spoken in both countries is, indeeed, different, ruled by different grammar rules, pronounciation and so forth. Besides, the topics discussed in the forum encompass both cultures.
humsilalesis
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 9:38:38 AM
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All fair if we then place all the flags from all the Portuguese speaking countries as they'd all be entitled to have their nations represented. I believe this is more about the language in itself, where it originates from, and not the biggest. If we must generalise, then how is the Spanish represented? Or French? I believe this Forum is to do with the beauty of the language with all it's varied expressions reflecting a rich past which is mirrored in its complexity... By the way, I too am Portuguese, born in Angola and residing in the UK, teaching English to Portuguese speakers from all corners of the world.
Ahimsa
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:35:29 AM
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Humsilalesis,

Yes, your approach is much more pragmatic and realistic! :-)
For the English language, there's the Union Jack flag only.
My Mom is from Angola too :-)
Rondnelly
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:55:03 AM
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Wolfie wrote:
Rondnelly wrote:
Hey... I was wondering why there's only the portugal's flag on Portuguese forums... Since portuguese is most spoken in brazil... Think
Why don't you mix Brazilian and Portugal flags into one and change? =D
Ok, that was an useless comment xD


It should by the way be, "that was a useless comment" Angel


Thanks for correcting me :D
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